Manchester United’s incredible wealth has been confirmed with the Old Trafford club ranking as the sixth-most valuable sports team in the world.
The Red Devils have been valued at $3.81billion (£3.06billion) by Forbes, in the American magazine’s latest ranking of the world’s 50 most valuable sports teams.
There may be struggles on the pitch, but Man United are in rude health off it
Man United’s ranking of sixth is highest among English football clubs, though they are behind both Real Madrid and Barcelona with the LaLiga giants coming in third and fourth respectively.
Los Blancos, with a valuation of $4.24billion (£3.40billion), are the most valuable football team in the world, the report claims.
Manchester United’s valuation has taken a hit over the past year, however. Their on-pitch struggles and failure to qualify for the Champions League appear to have negatively affected the club’s finances as their 2019 valuation has decreased eight per cent from the same time last year.
The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys top the ranking with a valuation of $5billion (£4.01billion), ahead of MLB side New York Yankees, who are worth $4.6billion (£3.7billion).
The next most valuable football team behind Man United are German champions Bayern Munich in 17th, with Manchester City following them in 25th.